Blue Jays and the full AL East Recap: Week 5
By Samuel Bruce
Yankees Remain Consistently Inconsistent
New York Yankees: 11-18
The Yankees’ offence was inconsistent, looking grand at times, and looking bleak during others. CC Sabathia looked like a front-end starter in the New York rotation again, delivering a stunning performance on Wednesday that saw the Yankee’s put up seven runs.
With 20 runs scored in the past week, the Yankees still only managed to play .500 ball. One of the primary reasons is that 15 of the 20 runs came in just two games, as they spread out five runs across the other four. Their weekend series win against the rival Red Sox mostly just played spoiler for Boston’s bid at first place in the AL East.
The Yankees have a lot to do to get back on track, most importantly finding consistency in their offence. When they are mashing, it doesn’t matter how hard the rotation is struggling. If CC Sabathia or any other starter steps up and be consistent atop the rotation, the Yankees will look like the team they did at the beginning of the season.
With Aroldis Chapman set to see play for the first time this season, the Yankees will be able to manage with just a few extra innings out of their rotation.
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With Chapman poised to make the bullpen even better, the Yankees just need to find consistent offense and starting pitching.